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Prisoners: Release

Volume 699: debated on Monday 18 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many prisoners in custody on recall are still being held because release plans and risk management reports have not been produced for Parole Boards by the due date. [HL1710]

As of 6 February, there were 98 recall cases awaiting initial referral and 424 recall cases awaiting a further referral to the Parole Board, which were beyond the target date. It is not possible to predict how many of these cases might be released from custody following their referral to the board. Steps are being taken to eradicate the backlog of referrals and progress is being closely monitored.